‘Glee’ actor Mark Salling dies, Twitter reacts

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Story by LB Rogers / Contributing Writer

“Glee” actor Mark Salling was reported dead Tuesday from apparent suicide by several news outlets. He was 35.

Salling was recently charged with possession of child pornography after authorities found over 50,000 images and 600 videos depicting child pornography on his personal devices. He pleaded guilty and was awaiting his sentencing date in March. Salling was facing four to seven years in prison.

Salling played Noah “Puck” Puckerman on the Fox show “Glee” for several seasons. He was also casted to play in this year’s film “Gods and Secrets” but was dropped upon his indictment. It’s bad enough when someone in the public eye is known to be associated with legal adult pornography like the kind you can watch on full tube xxx, their career will take a hit, although admittedly there are those that have had careers take off because of a leaked sex tape, however whenever it’s something related to children, like in this case, there really is no going back, no studio will employ them again as they don’t want to be associated with a child pornographer or pedophile.

Fox nor the producers of “Glee” have made a statement regarding Salling’s death. Most of the cast and crew have been silent, as well.

Damian McGinty, who played Rory Flanagan, tweeted a brief, un-pointed statement.

Fans and skeptics, though, have not remained so quiet, with most Twitter users’ comments revolving around suicide prevention.

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